Canadian chickpeas production more than double this year:AAFC

For 2018-19 , production is estimated to more than double in size to 283 kt, as higher area combined with higher yields. However, supply is forecast to nearly double to 292 kt, due to lower carry-in stocks and imports. Exports are forecast to remain unchanged due to the increased world supply, with the EU, the US and Pakistan expected to remain the main markets for Canadian chickpeas. Carry-out stocks are expected to increase and be burdensome for prices. The average price is forecast to fall due to expectation for increased world supply.

Commodity Unit/Period Chickpeas
Crop Year  August-July 2016-2017  2017-2018  2018-2019f
Seeded Area Thousand Hectares 62 68 179
Harvested Area Thousand Hectares 44 68 177
Yield Tonnes Per Hectares 1.86 1.49 1.6
Production Thousand Tonnes 82 102 283
Imports Thousand Tonnes 27 47 8
Total Supply Thousand Tonnes 129 150 292
Exports Thousand Tonnes 108 116 115
Total Domestic Use Thousand Tonnes 20 33 62
Carry-out Stocks Thousand Tonnes 1 1 115
Stocks-to-Use Ratio % 1 1 65
Average Price ($/t) 1000 950 450-480

(Source:AAFC)